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Sempervivum Chick Charms® Gold Nugget
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Sempervivum Chick Charms® Gold Nugget

Gold Hen & Chicks
Item: #SEMGN3P
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8,9
As low as $13.19
  • Eye catching gold Hen & Chick
  • Collector Plant
  • Durable drought proof groundcover
  • No pampering needed
  • Exquisite color to container gardening
  • Ship Size: 3 1/2" Pot
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Sempervivum Chick Charms® Gold Nugget Description

Gold Nugget (Chick Charms) is the first gold Hen & Chick of its kind. This sport of Ruby Heart boasts boasts eye-catching gold with red tips during the cool months of spring and fall, turning a warm red glow during winter and a lime green in summer.

A real collector item - we've never seen any Sempervivum quite like this! Sempervivum or Hens or Chicks are a group of easy to grow succulent plants that grow well indoors and out providing year round interest. Plants grow to 1-2" tall and quickly form colonies of rosettes 12" across. Baby "chicks" can be plucked off and planted separately where they will quickly root and produce their own colony.

Their evergreen foliage provides great winter interest and they make perfect container plants where we've seen them used in tabletop centerpieces where they are sure to be a conversation starter!



Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Sempervivum Gold Nugget (Chick Charms)
  • Common Name:
    Hen & Chicks
  • Zone:
    4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
    Sun to Light Shade
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship Form:
    3 1/2"
  • Soil Type:
    Normal
  • Soil Moisture:
    Average
  • Height x Width:
    1-2" x 12"
  • Flower Color:
    Pink
  • Foliage Color:
    Gold
  • Bloom Season:
    Summer
  • Uses:
    Alpine & Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Rock Garden, Small Spaces, Under Planting
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK, CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #:None

SUGGESTED PRODUCTS

PLANTING GUIDE

Soil: Must have very well-drained soil in order to thrive. Prefers well-draining compost with 25 to 50 % sand or other grit. Ideally the soil pH level should be neutral, between 6.6 and 7.5. The plant will grow in almost no soil in rocky crevices or walls. Tough in most respects, sempervivum will perish quickly if planted in poorly draining soil.
Light: Best in full sun. Will tolerate light shade, but not deep shade.
Water: Immediately after transplanting, water generously. After that let the soil dry out between watering. Once established, sempervivum is very drought tolerant, requiring little to no supplemental watering.
Spacing: 6" - 12"
Fertilizing: In average soil no fertilizer is really needed.
Winterizing:  No special care needed. May suffer in rainy, wet winter weather. The majority of sempervivum are frost hardy but it you prefer to grow a variety that is not, plant it in a pot or flat and move indoors for winter.
Maintenance & Pruning: Once a hen plant produces a chick, that chick will begin producing its own babies after only 1 season. Sempervivum plants generally only live for 3 years, so the plants have 2 productive years before they die. After 3 years and having produced many baby plants a Sempervivum grows a tall center stalk that blooms before the plant dies. Cutting off the center stalk will not prevent the plant from dying. Easily planted by dividing the chicks (offsets) in the spring or early summer, placing each chick in its own pot with a well-draining potting mixture. Use a pot with a hole in the bottom to ensure drainage. They can be cultivated in a lightly shaded section of a cold frame and then planted in the summer once the roots are established.

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